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FIJAZZ, VERANO 2022

“Raíces” JOSU DE SOLAUN

9 July / 21:00h.

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A totally improvised piano concert, free improvisation but with influences from jazz, classical music, traditional music and world music, although without being a concert of a defined genre. In the vein of the great improvisers of improvised concerts, such as Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, George Winston, Dave Brubeck, Lennie Tristano, Jackie Board, Paul Bley, Abdullah Ibrahim, and avant-garde pianists and free improvisers, among others, but without adjusting to the style and genre of none of them. The concert is in line with Josu De Solaun’s PANDEMICITY record work, released on the market in 2021 by IBS CLASSICAL, a totally improvised concert at the León Auditorium.

Josu De Solaun, acclaimed by the international press for his “poetic sense of sound, bold artistic vision and brilliant virtuoso skills, entirely at the service of the works he performs” (Nikolaus Frey, Fuldaer Zeitung).

The 2020-2021 season featured his free improvisation piano concert-debut, panDEMiCity, at the Ciudad de León Auditorium, recorded live for its release in July 2020, as well as solo performances with orchestras in Spain, the Czech Republic and Romania. In 2021, he won the ICMA Award for his recording of French Violin and Piano Sonatas with violinist Franziska Pietsch (“Fantasque”). His latest solo album of works by Brahms and Schumann for the IBS label “Digressions” has garnered excellent reviews. This summer he will record both Franz Liszt’s Concertos for piano and orchestra, as well as his Totentanz, with the Moravian National Philharmonic in the Czech Republic.

Winner of the 1st, Prize of the XIII George Enescu Contest, of the XV José Iturbi and of the 1st. Competition of the European Union. He has been invited to perform in distinguished concert halls around the world: Romania, La Fenice, Mariinsky Washington, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, London, Paris, Leipzig, Taipei, Mexico City, Prague, Rome, and all the main cities of Spain. Member of international competitions as prestigious as “Enescu and Genève”.